Rise Against - Re-Education (Through Labor)

RISE AGAINST


Re-Education (Through Labor) Lyrics

To the sound of a heartbeat pounding away
To the rhythym of the awful rusty machines
We toss and turn but don't sleep
Each breath we take makes us thieves
Like causes without rebels
Just talk but promise nothing else

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
'cause sometimes dreams just don't come true
We wait to reap what we are due

To the rhythm of a time bomb ticking away
And the blare of the sirens combing the streets
Chased down like dogs we run from
Your grasp until the sun comes up

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
'cause sometimes dreams just don't come true
Look now at what they've done to you

White needles buried in the red
The engine roars and then it gives
But never dies
'cause we don't live
We just survive
On the scraps that you throw away

I won't crawl on my knees for you
I won't believe the lies that hide the truth
I won't sweat one more drop for you
'cause we are the rust upon your gears
We are the insect in your ears
We crawl, We crawl, We crawl
...all over you !

We sow seeds to see us through
Our days are precious and so few
We all reap what we are due
A judge's sky no longer blue
We bring the dawn all over new
We crawl, And we crawl, And we crawl
...all over you !

these lyrics are last corrected by me

Songwriter(s): Timothy Mcilrath, Joseph Principe, Brandon Barnes, Zach Blair
Copyright: Do It To Win Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
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Meaning to "Re-Education (Through Labor)" (5 meanings)
Red Anarchist 04/12/14,17:03
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The song is a critique of capitalism, and the ruling class' monopoly on freedom. It advocates the destruction, and replacement, of these systems through the means of revolutionary class struggle.
stu 10/16/12,13:56
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I think its a very simple idea of, us wanting more and more as cheap as we can, causing misery around the world, for cheap clothes so we can dance the night away use facebook on our phone and have an ipad next a laptop eating our neverending food supply, we should feel so guilty but we dont, shame!
David 08/18/11,10:02
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People say it's about one specific thing, like sweatshops, slavary, but Tim said in an interview the song was originally going to be about re-education camps, but it became about repression in general
Rhiannon 01/25/11,14:56
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you guys are on about marxism nd slavery but are forgetting it was the nazis that sent people to be 're-educated' in labour and concentration camps btw though- HELLISH SONG hope these come to england!
Karald 10/12/10,11:20
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I think this isa song about how people that donot have the liberty to express their thougts feel. Just imagine if you had to work under poor conditions, but you cundnt say it cuz they would imprison u
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